It started with the soothing sound of a chainsaw at 6:00 am....right outside my window.
I tried to go back to sleep, thinking that maybe it was just a crazy person and, when they were done running through the streets terrorizing everyone, they'd get distracted and head into another neighborhood. But, after an hour of it going on and off...I pulled myself out of bed and went downstairs to see what the ruckus was all about.
Turns out they were taking out three large trees across the street from my hotel, in preparation for tearing down a building there that various transients have recently been using as a place to socialize and exchange bundt cake recipes. I've seen a few shady characters gathering there at night, so I know it's true...but I've never smelled any cake.
As I was taking a couple pictures, I noticed a workman off to the side smiling and pretending to be getting his hair ready for his photo. Well, it would be rude of me not to take his picture....I mean, look at those tattoos. He's obviously photogenic...
I may be many things, but I'm never rude.
He laughed and said, "You can put that picture in your journal and tell everyone that these are the bastards that woke you up at 6:00 am."
Little did he know...
Which reminds me...one of my favorite TV shows, "Men In Trees" is coming back on there in the states with some new episodes (if it hasn't already started). I pray that the DVR at home is recording and saving them for me. If not, I fear for its little electronic life when I get back.
If you haven't seen the show before, you should give it a try. If nothing else, the scenery is beautiful and the characters are fun. Very "Northern Exposure-esque" and Anne Heche is actually pretty good (hardly any hint of crazy) and the gal that plays her agent is hilarious.